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Physician Priest to Receive Creighton’s Highest Alumni Award

Physician Priest to Receive Creighton’s Highest Alumni Award

George B. Murray, S.J., M.D., will receive Creighton University’s Alumni Achievement Citation during the University’s winter commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 15.

Murray, ordained in 1965 as a Catholic priest in the Society of Jesus, completed his medical degree at Creighton in 1972 and an internship in internal medicine at Creighton-affiliated hospitals in 1973. He pursued his residency in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a fellowship in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Murray, an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard, served for many years as director of a preeminent fellowship training program in psychosomatic medicine and consultation psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The author of more than 90 professional articles and reviews, Murray is well known for his contributions to modern medicine’s understanding of and clinical applications for the human brain’s limbic system, which supports a variety of functions, including emotion and memory.

The Alumni Achievement Citation is the highest honor bestowed on a University alumnus. It is awarded to Creighton graduates for distinguished service that exemplifies the University credo. Recipients must possess high moral principles that are guided by the Jesuit ideals of serving others.